Channel 4 cleans up at Online Media Awards including Website of the Year and Outstanding Digital Team

Broadcaster Channel 4 has picked up a number of prizes at this year’s Online Media Awards, including Website of the Year and Outstanding Digital Team of the Year, while presenter Jon Snow won an award for Best Twitter Feed.

The awards, handed out at a ceremony held at the Emirates Stadium in London, also saw Channel 4 win the prize for Best Social Media and Best Site for News-Led Journalism and Technical Innovation categories.

Carla Buzasi, editor in chief of The Huffington Post UK was named Online Editor of the Year and Dave Gilbert, technology editor at International Business Times UK, picked up Digital Writer of the Year.

Best Specialist Site for Journalism was handed to Emap for Nursing Times, while Best Freelance Writer was named as Teo Kermeliotis from CNN.

The Best Local Regional News Site was the Independent News & Media for the Belfast Telegraph website and The New York Times global website was the recipient of the Best National/World News site, while The New York Times was also a winner of Best Use of Crowd Sourcing of Citizen Journalism for ‘Watching Syria’s War’.

The Times Tax Avoidance Investigations was named Best Campaign/Investigative Journalism, and Best Commentary/Blogging was also handed to the Times for its School Gate Blog.

The BBC News On Demand site won the Best Video Journalism prize, and the Reuters Wider Image website won Best Designed Site, which also won in the Photography category too.

Al Jazeera was another award winner in the Technical Innovation category, with Best App being handed to The Economist and Best Brand Development to Metro for its Digital Editions and Best Commercial Innovation to the Toronto Star for ‘Star Despatches’.

Best Lifestyle/Leisure News Site Awards went to both Hearst Magazines for goodhousekeeping.co.uk and MSN UK, with Best Business/Finance News Site being handed to agrimoney.com and Best Health/Education News Site to BACP for TherapyToday.net.

The list of winners in full can be found on the Online Media Awards section of The Drum Awards section.

More information on the Online Media Awards can be found on the official website.

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